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Hubble Captures Striking New Image of NGC 691

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured beautiful photo of spiral galaxy called “NGC 691”. What is NGC 691? It is an unbarred spiral galaxy located about 125 million light-years away in Aries constellation. It was discovered by German-born British astronomer William Herschel in November, 1786. Spiral galaxy is the foremost member of NGC 691 group which ..

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Cosmic Rose of NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently shared an image of “Cosmic Rose”. Cosmic Rose Cosmic Rose is an image captured by Hubble Space Telescope of NASA. The image featured interacting galaxies Arp 273. Arp 273 It lies in the Andromeda constellation. It is 300 million light years away from the earth. It is ..

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Concentration of Small Black Holes discovered in cluster NGC 6397

The astronomers have discovered a concentration of smaller black holes in the cluster NGC 6397. Small black holes were discovered instead of one massive black hole at the heart of the cluster. Key facts The Globular clusters are a dense stellar system that host the closely packed stars. Such systems are typically very old. For ..

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NASA finds the ‘Lost Galaxy’

Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope of NASA captured the images of the NGC 4535 which is also known as the “Lost Galaxy”.  The image highlights that the young and hot stars that hang out are the bright blue spots. On the other hand, older and cooler stars are highlighted by the bright shades nearer to ..

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What is a ‘Halo’ that was detected by NASA’s Hubble Telescope?

Recently NASA’s Hubble Telescope for the first time ever signalled the presence of a giant halo of gas found surrounding the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbour – the Andromeda galaxy. Halo is nothing but a huge scattering of gas which is usually found surrounding the celestial bodies. Also known as M31, the Andromeda galaxy is ..

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